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by Ant2knee
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: LFNS 30 Sept: Clapham: GO!
Replies: 7
Views: 1891

Re: LFNS 30 Sept: Clapham: GO!

I liked that - I've not been on a Friday skate before. That black van offering free energy drinks in Clapham at half time - good timing or what?? ..or do you think it was there on purpose? It was great to stop over anyway. I've posted a video of the skate in the video section: http://serpentineroad....
by Ant2knee
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll: 18 Sept: Greenwich 1way
Replies: 14
Views: 3404

Re: Sunday Stroll: 18 Sept: Greenwich 1way

I left the house without checking if it was going to be called off or not. I inadvertently took part in my first suicide skate, not realising that the Greenwich skate was cancelled until we were already off. Scary stuff, having to look out for traffic without the usual marshalls on the route. http:/...
by Ant2knee
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Reading Half Marathon ... skate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Reading Half Marathon ... skate?

Well that was fun! I forgot my map but just kept an eye out for the marshalls and asked for directions. I went round the course the reverse direction. It's interesting seeing parts of Reading I haven't been to before, and even got to skate through the rougher areas of the 'hood!
by Ant2knee
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Reading Half Marathon ... skate?
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Reading Half Marathon ... skate?

Ooo thanks for highlighting that!

Might just do that on Sunday if I can get up early enough. Just a short train ride from Didcot.
by Ant2knee
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: London Inline Marathon - Sunday 22 May 2011
Replies: 49
Views: 12860

Re: London Inline Marathon - Sunday 22 May 2011

Agh!
by Ant2knee
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: London Inline Marathon - Sunday 22 May 2011
Replies: 49
Views: 12860

Re: London Inline Marathon - Sunday 22 May 2011

Do you have to be a hardcore speed skater to do this?

I want to give it a go, but don't fancy being clad in skintight lyrca, and I haven't got speedskates, only FR1s.
by Ant2knee
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Shin splints - kind of
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Shin splints - kind of

No, if that's what fitting the heel dampeners do, I'm not using them. Wouldn't want to make it any worse!
I've started experimenting with the cuffs, and I don't think changing it helped, so I'll just use the normal settings....
by Ant2knee
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Shin splints - kind of
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Re: Shin splints - kind of

Ok I'll try that. Perhaps I've been overenthusiastic in tightening up the skates... By the way, what about adjusting the cuff, what does this do to the skates? I think that's what it's called - white plastic part? Will that help, and what's the point of adjusting it? I'm not too sure about messing a...
by Ant2knee
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Shin splints - kind of
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Shin splints - kind of

I've bought myself a new pair of Seba High. I know that they're notorious for their tight fit during the break-in period, but the actual fit of the skates don't seem so bad to me. However, I am getting what seem to be shin pains, but at the back of my leg, below the calf but towards the outside of m...
by Ant2knee
Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Skate spots outside London
Replies: 17
Views: 5001

Re: Skate spots outside London

Bristol to Bath Cycle path - 16 miles of smooth skateable tarmacked road, some parts much better than others. Several sculptures along the way, as well as a water fountain halfway, deserted railway station platforms you can climb on, a couple of pub stops and a nice big grassy Georgian Crescent in ...
by Ant2knee
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Skate spots outside London
Replies: 17
Views: 5001

Re: Skate spots outside London

Bristol to Bath Cycle path - 16 miles of smooth skateable tarmacked road, some parts much better than others. Several sculptures along the way, as well as a water fountain halfway, deserted railway station platforms you can climb on, a couple of pub stops and a nice big grassy Georgian Crescent in B...
by Ant2knee
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Hockey - saturday
Replies: 34
Views: 5616

Re: Hockey - saturday

Great. See you guys there!
by Ant2knee
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Hockey - saturday
Replies: 34
Views: 5616

Re: Hockey - saturday

Cheers for that. Will I need any protective equipment (which I don't have any!), like a gumshield or gloves? Also how long does it go on for, and what's everyone's plans for the halloween skate? Are you all going straight after, and if so can I join you for that as well? I've got a white bedsheet wh...
by Ant2knee
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Hockey - saturday
Replies: 34
Views: 5616

Re: Hockey - saturday

Will there be hockey this Saturday at 2?

I'd be interested in joining and can bring my own stick. 5hit hockey sounds about my level of playing.
by Ant2knee
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Skating in Bristol
Replies: 14
Views: 3119

Re: Skating in Bristol

The Bristol-Bath cycle path is definietly worth having a go at! I did it last weekend - bloody exhausting! About 1/4 of it is really good skating surface, the rest of it you have to work it a bit more. Bring lots of water to drink, and stay light. No need to bring lunch as there's a pub to stop by a...
by Ant2knee
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Good skater hockey shops in London?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Re: Good skater hockey shops in London?

Great, cheers for that.

I did drop by decathlon while I was in the area. They only had a cheap plastic stick in there, so perhaps skateattack or online would be much better options...
by Ant2knee
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Good skater hockey shops in London?
Replies: 9
Views: 1839

Good skater hockey shops in London?

Hi I'm starting to take up skater hockey so I want to get my own equipment. Are any good shops in London you can recommend where I can get a decent selection of equipment? I see Decathlon have skater hockey sticks, so I'll have a look there. I want to look out for e.g. cloth tape for the end of the ...
by Ant2knee
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Greenwich Hill Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Greenwich Hill Stories

I was only brave enough to do it part way down, testing it. It caught me off guard just how raidly you build up speed down that hill! :| I kept curving to control my speed and going into the grass! I think I wore out a good part of my wheels that day slowing myself down with a t-stop!
by Ant2knee
Sat May 16, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Xsjado with an FSK frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Re: Xsjado with an FSK frame

yeah I don't think I plan to do any serious slaloming in any skates that can be easily converted for walking. Just a casual skate for getting around will be fine for me.
by Ant2knee
Fri May 15, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Xsjado with an FSK frame
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Re: Xsjado with an FSK frame

http://www.powerslide.de/2009/ps_freeskate/index.php?inh=pages/prod-skates_xsjado.php&fnav=skates.htm check it out buddy :P not sure where to get and FSK UFS frame though. yes you would need one. Thanks for that guys. Yeah I've been chomping at the bit to get inlines that I can easily take on/o...

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